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Nepal PM Blames India For Spread Of COVID-19 In The Country

Earlier this week, Nepal released a new map that sparked stir in its relation with India. PM Oli had said Indian virus is more lethal than China’s.

Kathmandu| Blaming India for the spread of the highly contagious virus in the hill country, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that those coming from India are “entering without proper check, which is leading to further spread of the virus”.

PM Oli added that although, fatality in Nepal is less in comparison to other countries of South Asia.

The remarks come on a day when Nepal recorded its highest daily spike in COVID-19 infections. The hill nation reported 79 new cases on Monday, taking the total COVID-19 tally to 682.

Earlier this week, Oli had stirred a sharp attack on India amid a border dispute, saying that the ‘virus’  from India seemed “more lethal” than the ones from China and Italy – the two nations which initially observed the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Also Read: India strongly reacts to Nepal’s New Map Says “Artificial Enlargement Of Territorial Claim”

The Nepal cabinet released a new map in which areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani were displayed as a part of the hill country.

Kathmandu claims the strategically valuable areas of Limpiyadhura and Kalapani, however, Indian forces have been deployed there since India fought a war with China in 1962.

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